Getting your Blockchain GDPR bulletproof

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Mindspace Krausenstraße

Krausenstraße 9-10 · Berlin

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Getting your Blockchain GDPR bulletproof - a Privacy by Blockchain Design Event sponsored by Consensys and the Trustless Computing Association.

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Given the limited space for this event: please send us a message via meetup with your answer to the following questions to get your free ticket:
-Why should we give away this free ticket to you?
-What is your motivation to attend our event?
-What is your professional background?
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You can also just RSVP to the waitlist on Eventbrite: we will raffle remaining seats off to people on this waitlist.

"Our goal is not mearly providing GDPR-compliance for Blockchain, but rather using Blockchain to raise data protection levels in the digital world to new dimensions" - Christian Wirth & Michael Kolain

The organizers of this event are currently working on the -worldwide first - Standard for "DIN SPEC 4997 Privacy by Blockchain Design: A standardised model for processing personal data using blockchain technology"

The Journal of Banking and Financial Technology (Springer Verlag) writes about our latest Paper: "Chrisitan Wirth et al., also showed [66] how blockchain design can be compatible with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) act."

Based on our previous research Privacy by Blockchain Design scientifically backed by our other works we will shed some light on the following topics:

-How to be compliant with the Right to be Forgotten (Art. 17 GDPR), when using Blockchain.
-General approach to handling personal data on a blockchain.
-Steps to take to be GDPR-compliant with your Blockchain:
-Record of data processing
-Effective technical and organizational meassures to secure data protection regarding blockchains
-Data Protection Impact Assessments
-The role of standardization and certification (Art. 25(3) and Art. 42 GDPR)

By the end of this workshop you will have all the knowledge and tools to be on the safe side to launch your blockchain product without fearing that European regulators will tear you appart, because you will be amongst those blockchain enterprises setting the standards of compliance and data protection in the light of the GDPR.

You will therefore avoid the consequences of non-compliance, which could include:
-Devastating loss of reputation
-Fines of up to 4% of annual revenue
-Other regulatory contraints


[11:00]Interactive Discussion
[11:30]Oliver Terbu (Consensys/uPort)
[13:30]Christian Wirth & Michael Kolain - Privacy by Blockchain Design (Paper review)
[14:30]Interactive Discussion
[15:00]Coffee break
[15:30]Christian Wirth & Michael Kolain - DIN SPEC 4997, the upcoming Industry Standard for Blockchain & GDPR
[16:00]Interactive Discussion
[16:30]Coffee break
[17:00]Christian Wirth & Michael Kolain - Art42 GDPR - How certification could solve problem of legal uncertainty with Blockchain
[17:30]TCA - Certification Body

About the main speakers:

Christian Wirth and Michael Kolain have been researching on Blockchain technology and its legal implications (German/European Law) since late 2013. They published several articles in the field and have been invited to speak about this topic by Institutions like Fraunhofer FOCUS. Christian Wirth is a computer scientist and also worked as Senior Blockchain Architect for IBM. Michael Kolain is fully qualified German lawyer and also a Program Coordinator of Transformation of the State in the digital age and Research Assistant at the German Research Institute for Public Administration in Speyer.

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